WHEN A WOLF IS HUNGRY by Christine Naumann-Villemin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2017

"As funny and as exquisitely put together as Edmond Bigsnout himself. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Lone wolf Edmond Bigsnout sets off from his country home to kill and eat a "city bunny"—and becomes enmeshed in a life-altering adventure. Read full book review >
NIPÊHON / I WAIT by Caitlin Dale Nicholson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A quiet, gentle picture book about a contemporary First Nations family and their ties to one another, their heritage, and their homeland. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Spare, bilingual text written in Cree (in both the standard Roman orthography and in syllabics) and in English presents a multigenerational harvesting of wild yarrow. Read full book review >

CIRCLE, TRIANGLE, ELEPHANT! by Kenji  Oikawa
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2017

"Surprisingly good fun. (Board book. 1-3)"
A deceptively simple primer on shapes becomes a spot-the-difference game. Read full book review >
MARTÍ'S SONG FOR FREEDOM / MARTÍ Y SUS VERSOS POR LA LIBERTAD  by Emma Otheguy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"In bringing an important life back into the conversation during divided political times, this book spotlights a steadfast hero and brilliant writer still worth admiring today. (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
Weaving in work from poet and Cuban freedom fighter José Martí, Otheguy presents a sensitive portrayal of the revolutionary. Read full book review >
DRAW THE LINE by Kathryn  Otoshi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A simple, beautiful concept whose reach grows with each rereading. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A wordless musing on the nature of disagreements and friendship. Read full book review >

ME AND YOU AND THE RED CANOE by Jean E. Pendziwol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Evocative, lyrical, perfect. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Free-verse poetry full of sensory details, evocative language, and repetition pair with scratchy illustrations in the greens, browns, and blues of the natural world to capture a morning of fishing from a red canoe. Read full book review >
HEY BLACK CHILD by Useni Eugene Perkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"All black children need to know Perkins' prideful poem, possibly by heart, because it's really that doggone good. (Picture book. 3-10)"
A poem by a celebrated Chicago playwright and long beloved within the Black History Month tradition about the achievement, potential, and ancestral joy incubated within the black experience. Read full book review >
A DIFFERENT POND  by Bao Phi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Spare and simple, a must-read for our times. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A fishing trip is not just a fishing trip in this poignant, semiautobiographical tale. Read full book review >